Why the Mt. Hood Aerial Skiway Failed

Mt. Hood Aerial Skiway

In January 1951, Mt. Hood in Oregon revealed its unique “Cloudliner” aerial tram, but it was closed nearly two years later.

The luxurious Cloudliner with interior heat and leather seating emerged on the cover of Popular Science magazine, touting it as an engineering marvel. Despite its popularity, a mix of factors culminated fast and this tram was shut down for good almost as fast as it went up.

What caused it fail at the same time that Mt. Hood became the most famous skiing destination in the western United States? Watch the video to find out why this amazing invention didn’t last.

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